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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: Jan 18, 2003 10:47pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Movie segment size

We music fans run into the "where to break" problem with live audio a lot too. Consensus from that realm seems to be that if it's going to take more than 1 disc anyway, don't worry about maximizing the size of chunks. Instead, focus on natural split points (say, scenes or acts for movies).

Even if those splits occur every ~400 MB, don't worry about "wasted" CD space. Discs are cheap enough that people are not going to be bothered much by taking say 2 discs vs. 3, if they have a more natural presentation of the chunks.

Also, at this point <=650MB still provides best flexibility for everyone, as opposed to <=700MB.

This post was modified by hamilton on 2003-01-19 06:47:55

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Poster: A/V Geek Skip Date: Jan 22, 2003 12:51pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Movie segment size

Based on the feedback, I've been getting I'll be cutting up the films to fit on 650 MB CD-Rs with little to no overlap.

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Poster: hogfatter Date: Jan 23, 2003 6:23am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Movie segment size

i would think it best to simply aim for splitting at reel changes. perhaps, if two reels combined are under 650 mb, make two reels one file.

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Poster: A/V Geek Skip Date: Jan 23, 2003 6:27am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Movie segment size

I will definitely do that whenever possible.

Sometimes a 16mm film won't have reel change points, but I tried to pick spots where the scene fades to black or there is a title card with no dialogue.

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Poster: michael heap Date: Feb 4, 2003 11:12pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Movie segment size

i wouldnt worry about cd space, the majority of bods that i know dont bother to burn the whole thing anyway, they cut them into chunks and save the stuff they want and bin the rest

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Poster: A/V Geek Skip Date: Jan 18, 2003 11:46pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Movie segment size

I've been looking for natural breaks with the films, but this issue came up with a film that has fading transitions or dialogue that would be broken up if I segmented the film.

Also it's been suggested that I have some overlap between the files. Is that a consideration?

Thanks for you input.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: Jan 19, 2003 10:18pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Movie segment size

suggested that I have some overlap between the files

Hmm, toughie- when reassembling into a whole (say on DVD later), would that make it complicated for folks to have to cut out the duplication parts?